The College of Engineering’s weekly update aims to provide transparent and frequent information about how the College is operating, adapting and caring for its community. Updated information can always be found at the College’s COVID website. Questions and feedback can be submitted here.
WE’RE ENTERING PHASE TWO OF THREE
In alignment with the Federal, State and U-M regulations, the College is entering Phase Two of its return to on-campus operations as departments, divisions and units are opening spaces for a public health-informed fall semester. Don’t forget to use the ResponsiBLUE daily symptom checker tool:
- Required every day for everyone who will enter campus buildings
- Encouraged every day for those not coming to campus to help the University meet state regulatory requirements
To give our community a sense of what it’s like (and what’s expected) when entering a classroom or our Student Services Offices and common spaces in the Chrysler Center.
CLASSROOM & TEACHING TECHNOLOGY
The College has been busy making upgrades. Please review this announcement that went to faculty on Monday. It explains things like:
- How to schedule space to record/stream lectures
- How faculty can get a personal lapel mic – and request other equipment
- The new Zoom streaming setup for the CoE classrooms
- Trainings, consultations and other resources
LAB ACCESS IS STILL RESTRICTED
Although spaces are reopening to accommodate instruction, the procedures regarding the operation of bench research labs remain in place.
- The current limits on laboratory access, allowing for onboarding of newly appointed graduate students and sponsored affiliates requiring access to labs to fulfill contracted research.
- Maintaining distinct cohorts of researchers working in separate shifts.
Only approved individuals are allowed to access the labs, and the ADR’s office will work with departmental leadership to modify the research cohorts as needed, following the guidance of UMOR.
You can read the official language on the MResearch website under “Laboratory and Studio Research” > “Guidelines for individuals performing on-campus work.”
NEWEST READINESS CHECKLISTS POSTED TO COLLEGE COVID SITE